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STARLIGHT: Spectral Synthesis Code

Postby owlice » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:10 pm

STARLIGHT: Spectral Synthesis Code

Abstract: The study of stellar populations in galaxies is entering a new era with the availability of large and high quality databases of both observed galactic spectra and state-of-the-art evolutionary synthesis models. The power of spectral synthesis can be investigated as a mean to estimate physical properties of galaxies. Spectral synthesis is nothing more than the decomposition of an observed spectrum in terms of a superposition of a base of simple stellar populations of various ages and metallicities, producing astrophysically interesting output such as the star-formation and chemical enrichment histories of a galaxy, its extinction and velocity dispersion. This is what the STARLIGHT spectral synthesis code does.

Credit: Cid Fernandes, R.; Mateus, A.; Sodré, L.; Stasinska, G.; Gomes, J. M.

Site: http://www.starlight.ufsc.br/
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005MNRAS.358..363C

Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft08006C

ID: ascl:1108.006
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